American Legion Archery Range

American Legion Park

3675 Legion Lane

American Legion Park is a 17-acre community park that is home to the only archery range in Columbia's park system. It also has two lighted baseball fields, concession stand/restrooms, fishing pond, reservable picnic shelter, and playground. American Legion Herbert Williams Post 202 is located on 3 acres of the 20-acre property.
Bonnie View Nature Area

Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary

3300 Rollins Rd.

Bonnie View Nature Area is the trailhead for the Scott's Branch Trail. It has a medium-size reservable shelter, restroom, and beautiful natural areas to explore on the 93-acre property. The park is adjacent to the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary. No dogs are allowed on the trail in the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary.
Photo of entrance to Cosmo Park

Cosmo Park

1615 Business Loop 70 W.

Cosmo Park is Columbia's largest municipal park, one of two regional parks in the park system. It is host to the annual Show-Me State Games as well as many soccer, football, lacrosse, softball, baseball, golf, mountain bike, and skateboard tournaments and events. It has the largest playground in Columbia's park system, is home to Columbia Skate Park and a trailhead for the Bear Creek Trail.
Cosmo-Bethel Lake

Cosmo-Bethel Park

4500 Bethel St.

This 40-acre community park is adjacent to Gentry Middle School. It shares a 12-court tennis complex with Columbia Public Schools, has a fishing lake with a lakeside trail, reservable shelters, playground, horseshoe pits, year-round restroom, and baseball/softball practice field. In the winter, the lake is stocked with trout for a winter trout fishing program. In the winter when the lake ice depth meets the criteria, the lake is opened for ice fishing.
Douglass Spraygrounds

Douglass Park & Pool – School

400 N. Providence Rd.

Douglass Park is a community park located in central Columbia. It is home to Douglass Pool and Spraygrounds, two full basketball courts, playground, outdoor amphitheater, restrooms, baseball/softball field, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, and a skate spot. The part of park where the basketball courts and baseball field are located is on property owned by Columbia Public Schools. A schedule of events held at Douglass Park can be found on the Parks and Recreation Special Events page.

Fairview Park – School

1001 Fairview Rd.

This community park is adjacent to Fairview Elementary School off of Fairview Road. It shares a parking lot with the school on the north side of the park. The park includes four tennis courts, a reservable shelter, restroom, garden plots (available for rent), playground, and soccer practice fields. The east side of the park is heavily wooded, with more open space on the west side. The park has a connection to the Scott's Branch Trail.
Forum Nature Area

Forum Nature Area

2701 Forum Blvd.

Forum Nature Area is a trailhead for the MKT Trail off of Forum Blvd., with a parking lot, year-round restroom, water fountain, and stretching stations. The nature area has over 100 acres to explore off of the MKT Trail via loop gravel trails around the wetlands area. No bikes allowed in the nature area.
Garth Nature Area

Garth Nature Area

2799 N. Garth Ave.

Garth Nature area has 1.6 miles of gravel trails around the wetlands, a fenced leash-free dog park, restroom, and is a trailhead for the Bear Creek Trail. An abundance of birds and other wetlands wildlife make the wetland trails an interesting walk. Trail users can travel west on the Bear Creek Trail from Garth Nature Area to Cosmo Park (2.5 miles) or travel east on the Bear Creek Trail from Garth Nature Area to Albert-Oakland Park (2.3 miles).
Grindstone Nature Area deer

Grindstone Nature Area

2011 Old Hwy. 63 S.

This large nature area is a leash-free area for dogs (except on the Hinkson Creek Trail), has over five miles of nature trails, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and is a trailhead for the HInkson Creek Trail and the Grindstone Creek Trail. Wildflowers grow in the prairie areas.

Indian Hills Park

5009 Aztec Blvd.

5009 Aztec Blvd. (West entrance) 5390 Sandrock Dr. (East entrance) Park Amenities Activity Areas Basketball Court (1 court, full) Disc Golf Courses (18-hole) Playgrounds (3) Volleyball Courts (1) Dog … Continue reading Indian Hills Park

Kiwanis Park

926 College Park Dr.

926 College Park Dr. (West entrance) 1001 Maplewood Dr. (East entrance) Park Amenities Activity Areas Basketball Court (at school) Outdoor Classroom (at school) Playgrounds (at school) Outdoors Fire Ring … Continue reading Kiwanis Park
Lake of the Woods Recreation Area

Lake of the Woods Recreation Area

6700 St. Charles Rd.

Lake of the Woods Recreation Area has an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse with concessions, driving range, fishing lake, and outdoor swimming pool. It's a great place for family recreation. The golf course has three sets of tees, sand traps, mature trees, large zoysia fairways, bentgrass greens, lakes, golf cart paths, and tee to green watering systems. The course is open year round, weather permitting. Lake of the Woods Pool features a double water slide, bathhouse, shade umbrellas, and lounge chairs.
Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Sign at Stadium Blvd.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden

800 W. Stadium Blvd.

Park Amenities Outdoors Battle Garden Picnic Areas Reservable Shelter MLK Shelter MKT Trailside Building Restrooms (open April 15 to October 15) Trails Access to MKT Trail  
Photo of Nifong Park

Nifong Park

2900 E. Nifong Blvd.

2900 E. Nifong Blvd. (North entrance) 3700 Ponderosa St. (East entrance) Park Amenities Activity Areas Volleyball Courts (1, grass) Boone Junction Historical Village Pop Collins Cabin Easley Country Store Ryland Victorian House Shotgun … Continue reading Nifong Park
Photo of Philips Park

Philips Park

5050 Bristol Lake Pkwy.

Park Amenities Lakes Fishing Lake (40 acres) ADA Boat Dock (12′ x 24′) ADA Fishing Dock (36′ x 18′, covered) Boat Ramp Picnic Areas Mini-Shelter/Picnic Area new … Continue reading Philips Park
Photo of sign at Rock Quarry Park

Rock Quarry Park

2002 Grindstone Pkwy.

Park Amenities Activity Areas Basketball Court (1, full court) Pickleball Courts (2, on tennis courts) Playgrounds (1) Tennis Courts (2) Volleyball Courts (1, sand) Fields … Continue reading Rock Quarry Park

Shepard Boulevard Park – School

2717 Shepard Blvd.

Park Amenities Activity Areas Basketball Court (2 half-courts, at school) Pickleball Courts (2, on tennis court) Playgrounds (1) Tennis Courts (2, at school) Volleyball Courts (1, sand) Fields – … Continue reading Shepard Boulevard Park – School

Smith Park

3350 Waco Rd.

3350 Waco Rd. (Primary Address) 5425 Brown Station Rd. (Secondary Address) Park Amenities Activity Areas Basketball Court (1, full-court) (under construction) Playgrounds (1) (under construction) Fields – Practice Baseball/Softball (youth) (under construction) Lakes Fishing Lake (1) Outdoors Picnic Areas Reservable Shelters (1) Smith Shelter Restrooms … Continue reading Smith Park

Stephens Lake Park

2001 E. Broadway

Other recreation facility addresses within park: Swimming Beach – 100 Old 63 North Riechmann Pavilion – 2300 E. Walnut    Park Facilities 116 acres 4 – Outdoor shelters 6 – Single table picnic shelters (“R” designates reservable shelters) (See Picnic Shelter Reservations) R Collins Shelter with firepit … Continue reading Stephens Lake Park

Twin Lakes Recreation Area

2500 Chapel Hill Rd.

Park Amenities Activity Areas Playgrounds (1) Aquatics Little Mates Cove Water Play Areas Dog – Leash Free Area Lakes Fishing Lake (18.8 acres, non-motorized boating, … Continue reading Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area

1907 Hillcrest Dr.

Park Amenities Activity Areas Playgrounds Hillcrest Community Center Jones House Outdoors Forested land Grindstone Creek Limestone bluffs Picnic Areas Reservable Facilities (3) Moss Building Waters House Waters-Moss Shelter Restrooms (open April 15 to Oct. 15) Trails Grindstone Creek Trail